By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Hawk Springs, population 45, is going to see a major influx of people in town over the next few weeks.
The reality television series “Restaurant: Impossible” will be filming at The Emporium, one of the two eateries in the town outside of Torrington, in September.
In the show, Chef Robert Irvine renovates and revamps failing restaurants in two days with a budget of $10,000. It’s comparable to the reality series “Kitchen Nightmares,” hosted by chef Gordon Ramsay.
Usually, Irvine and his team buy new decor for the restaurant, redesign and slim down the menu and improve the quality of the dishes.
The Emporium describes itself as having a “rustic atmosphere that contains historic and unique decor.” Its menu features western staples such as Rocky Mountain Oysters, chicken fried steak, hamburgers and flat iron steak in addition to higher-end offerings such as osso bucco and ribeye.
We included some photos to show you how busy this place gets (packed) and perhaps to show the “before” as in the upcoming “before and after” photo when the makeover is completed.
The restaurant already looks awesome now so it will be fun to see what happens..
According to 106.3 Cowboy Country, “Restaurant: Impossible” will film at the restaurant “sometime” in mid-September, with the grand reopening planned for 7 p.m. on Sept. 20.
Guests are invited to attend the grand opening and can sign up by emailing the production team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 1 p.m. on Sept. 11, and interested guests should use the subject line “1706 WY RESERVATIONS.”
In the reservation email, provide your full name, email address, cell number, the size of your party and the names of those in your party. Reservations are first-come, first-serve.
Guests are responsible for paying for their own meal. If selected, a reservation confirmation will be sent at a time close to the dinner date.
No guests under the age of eight will be allowed. Guests will be required to wear masks at all times, until service begins and food arrives.
The grand reopening will follow coronavirus safety guidelines to ensure the safety of the guests, restaurant staff and production crew. Social distancing guidelines will be followed on set.